Arsenal’s Lucas Perez will return to the club in the summer with his loan side Deportivo La Coruna apparently unwilling to seal a permanent transfer (via Sport Witness).
He’s become something of a forgotten man amongst Arsenal fans but Lucas Perez is still technically a Gunners player.
The Spaniard arrived at the Emirates back in 2016 but saw his playing time at the club somewhat limited in his first season.
Perez’s number 9 shirt was given to Alexandre Lacazette last summer and the forward was sent on loan to Deportivo La Coruna.
Despite a promising start to his return to Spain, the 29-year-old hasn’t scored since November and his club are reportedly refusing to seal a permanent deal for the player.
Speaking of the loan move, the player’s agent, Fernandez Lovelle said: “Never regret, but evidently maybe it was not a good step.
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“It is true that seeing how the decision has gone, maybe it was not the right one.”
Lucas Perez was certainly treated unfairly by Arsenal. The Spaniard always looked lively when entering the pitch and his goal and assist numbers are actually fairly impressive. If the forward does return to the Emirates in the summer and refind his form then there is no reason why he shouldn’t stay at the club and act as a useful option off the bench.